About John of God

João Teixeira de Faria, John of God, is known to be one of the most powerful trans-medium spiritual healers in the world. He serves as a channel for entities who incorporate his physical body. Healing captures some of the remarkable stories and inexplicable but well-documented instances of miraculous intervention that have taken place at the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola in Abadiânia, Brazil.

But how did an obscure, virtually illiterate man living in the centre of Brazil become the hope and refuge of so many seeking health and guidance? Born into a poor family, he left home at age 16 to become an apprentice tailor, but soon found himself unemployed, penniless and starving. On the verge of despair, he was granted a vision of Saint Rita of Cassia, who directed him to a nearby spiritual center, where João discovered that his coming was expected, but in his weakened state lost consciousness. Upon awakening several hours later, João was amazed to be told that he had been in a mediumistic trance, allowing the spirit of King Solomon to carry out healing through his physical body.

From that day, his path was clear. Surrendering himself to God and opening his mind to the miraculous transformation that had taken place, João became a conduit for a host of benevolent 'entities' devoted to helping humanity.

Guided by the spirit of the great Spanish theologian St. Ignatius de Loyola, João established his healing center in the village of Abadiânia, chosen for its unique location above a powerful geological crystal formation. So remarkable has been the work carried out here that over the years the center has attracted millions of people from all over the world. Although thousands might arrive in a single day, no one, believer or skeptic, is ever turned away. João has dedicated his life to this service, and does not ask for payment for the healing.

João is now known throughout the world as John of God (João de Deus), a title given to him by those who recognize his status as a person touched by a higher power. He himself denies that he has any healing abilities, stating that God alone can heal and that the light entities work through him to cure the cause of people's afflictions. When João's body is incorporated, he maintains that he has no knowledge or recollection of the work that is being performed through him during the sessions.

After more than five decades of unflinching service and countless successful outcomes, he remains an uncomplicated person, still defined by his humble origins but driven by a sense of mission.

If you want to find out more about John of God, read John of God: The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions, by Heather Cumming, one of the interview subjects in Healing. This beautiful and well reviewed book is available on Amazon. Visit Heather's website here, and see her John of God Tours Page on Facebook.

More John of God websites
John of God Facebook Page
Friends of the Casa

If you're planning a visit to Abadiania...
List of approved guides at Friends of the Casa
Immanuel (Henri) Tjiong's Meet John of God site
Deb Court's Guide to John of God | Facebook
Suzanne and Alan's Traveling to the Casa site

See John of God at these upcoming events:
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, September 26-28, 2011